ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the world is now acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in occupied Kashmir and in India.
In a tweet, featuring the cover of London-based magazine ‘The Economist’, the prime minister said, “The world is now acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in IOJK and in India.”
The world is now acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in IOJK and in India. This is the biggest threat to regional peace and stability. Already 8 million Kashmiris & Muslims in India are suffering because of Modi's fascist policies. pic.twitter.com/9e2rJonZUB
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 25, 2020
He said that the fascist ideology of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the biggest threat to regional peace and stability.
He also pointed out that already eight million Kashmiris and Muslims in India were suffering because of Modi’s fascist policies.
An article which appeared in the weekly magazine read that the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India had “stoked divisions in the world’s biggest democracy.”
The cover of the magazine showed the BJP’s election symbol, a saffron lotus flower, growing out of barb wire.
The article addressed the recently passed controversial citizenship law and the growing intolerance in the country.
“Last month India had changed a law to make it easier for adherents of all sub-continent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time BJP wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3 billion citizens, as a means to hunt down illegal immigrants,” says the article.
The article rightly recognises that the law targets the Muslims of India specifically as “many of the country’s 200m Muslims do not have the papers to prove they are Indian, so they risk being made stateless”.
Referring to the law as part of a “decades-long project of incitement”, the Indian publication rightly recognises that the incumbent ruling party has used it as “electoral nectar”.
“What has been electoral nectar for BJP is political poison for India.”
The Indian publication further adds that Modi’s latest initiatives threaten Indian democracy and is “likely to lead to bloodshed”